Harley Morenstein
Harley Morenstein by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Morenstein speaking at the 2014 VidCon
Personal information
Born (1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 36)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
EducationDawson College
McGill University (BEd, 2009)
OccupationHost of Epic Meal Time, actor, producer, YouTube personality
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
YouTube information
Years active2010–present
Subscribers280 thousand[1]
Total views32.4 million[1]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers

Updated: June 2, 2021

Harley Morenstein (born July 20, 1985) is a Canadian actor, Internet personality, and vlogger. He co-created, produces, and hosts the YouTube show Epic Meal Time and its FYI television spin-off series Epic Meal Empire. He also runs a successful vlog channel. He is one of the two remaining original members of the show along with Ameer Atari.[2]

Life and career

Morenstein was born to English-speaking Jewish-Canadian[3][4] parents in Montreal, Quebec.[5] He attended Dawson College. He was a substitute teacher for a number of years at Lakeside Academy in Lachine, teaching history.

Internet career


In 2010 he co-created Epic Meal Time with Sterling Toth. The channel has over 6 million subscribers, and over 300 installments, 2 spin-offs, and has had guest stars such as Seth Rogen, Smosh, Tony Hawk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Kevin Smith, who directed the movie Tusk, in which Morenstein had a cameo appearance. He produces the show with his brother, Darren Morenstein, under company name Nexttime Productions. He starred in the TV adaptation of the show called Epic Meal Empire on FYI, which ran for two seasons.

Vlogging career

Morenstein at VidCon in 2012
Morenstein at VidCon in 2012

Morenstein became famous on Vine in 2013 with his Vine on beard shaving. Since then he has been prevalent on Vine, and in 2015 after sporadically Vlogging on YouTube since 2014, he began Vlogging full-time, with videos featuring his girlfriend (though they have since broken up amicably as of 2019),[6] dog, and the other members of EpicMealTime. He has amassed nearly 300,000 subscribers on his vlog channel.

Acting career

Morenstein featured in one of Destorm's songs called "Epic wRap", which was uploaded on YouTube December 18, 2011.[7] He has also been featured in fellow YouTube celebrity Freddie Wong's video web series Video Game High School,[8] and appeared with Shane Dawson in a commercial for Just Dance 4.[9]

After Kevin Smith appeared on an episode of the show, and an episode of the TV show, he offered Morenstein a cameo role in his Tusk, which was followed by a cameo in his Yoga Hosers. He also starred in Smith's portion of the anthology movie Holidays. He was in one of the lead roles in Smith's denouement to the Canadian horror trilogy, Moose Jaws.[10] Morenstein was cast in the 2015 zombie film Dead Rising: Watchtower. He had a guest role on an episode of Nickelodeon's Game Shakers, in his first television role. Morenstein also made a cameo at the end of Rhett and Link's "Rub Some Bacon On It" music video in 2012, as well as in the duo’s 2015 sketch "The Overly Complicated Coffee Order".

In October 2017, he appeared as the host of the Food Network special series Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sync Ghost
2013 M Is for Misotheism Bum Short film
2014 HOBOrculosis Epic Hobo Short film
2014 Tusk Border Agent
2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower Pyro
2015 Smosh: The Movie Mailman
2016 Yoga Hosers Toilet Paper Man
2016 Holidays Ian


Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself with Epic Meal Time cast
2013 AXS Live Himself
2013 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Cabbage (voice) Episode: "Everybody Loves Cabbage"
2014 Epic Meal Empire Himself 12 episodes
Also executive producer
2014 @midnight Himself Contestant, with Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig
2016 Game Shakers Big Vicious One episode, guest role
2017 Halloween Wars Hayride of Horror Host
2019 Corner Gas Animated Himself
Episode: "Tag You're I.T."

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2010–present Epic Meal Time Himself Also creator, producer, and writer
2013 TableTop Himself
2012–2014 Video Game High School Dean Ernie Calhoun From season 1 (episode 1) to season 3 (last episode)


  1. ^ a b "About Harley Morenstein". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Official EpicMealTime Website". EpicMealTime. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  3. ^ David, Rachel (May 25, 2016). "HOW JEW ARE YOU? Feat Harley Morenstein from Epic Meal Time". YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Epic Meal Empire: Harley Remembers His Bar Mitzvah". YouTube. FYI. August 18, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Boone, Mike (January 19, 2011). "Men gone wild -with food". The Gazette. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  6. ^ MAYBE I WAS DEPRESSED?!, retrieved August 27, 2019
  7. ^ Horowitz, Julia (January 25, 2011). "Montrealers grab YouTube fame with Epic Meal Time". The Brock Press. Archived from the original on August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "VGHS«Rocket Jump". Rocket Jump. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  9. ^ Carrasco, Ed (January 23, 2013). "Spread Your Wings and Fly, My Eagles: 5 TV Commercials Featuring YouTube Stars". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  10. ^ Morenstein, Harley (June 17, 2015). "Couldn't really mention this before, but since it's now on IMDB I guess it's public knowledge. Kevin Smith asked me to be the lead in Moose Jaws. The conclusion to his Canadian Horror Trilogy". Facebook. Retrieved January 26, 2016.